2021 SPQA Membership

Member Benefits When you become an SPQA member, you demonstrate to your customers and employees that you are committed to the SPQA mission and principles of performance excellence. Member benefits include: Demonstration of a commitment to excellence, 10% discount on all individual training, 10% discount on the Forum for Excellence, Discounted SPQA Award Program application…

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Join Us in Discovery

Start your SPQA Journey with our Discovery Program SPQA’s Discovery program is a partnership between SPQA and your organization. We will be with you every step of the way as you learn and apply Baldrige criteria to your organization and complete an application. The documents below can help you decide whether Discovery is right for…

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The Examiner Process

Thank you for your interest in becoming a SPQA Examiner. Conducting an examination of an outside organization is the best way to learn how to apply the Baldrige Excellence Framework in your organization. The team approach focuses on the examination process and on building examiner skills in using the Framework. The 2021 Examiner Guide provides…

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COVID-19 Effects

We are doing our part to keep COVID-19 from spreading. We have cancelled face-to-face training and events indefinitely and are creating virtual training and a virtual Forum for delivery November, 2020. We are learning right along with you and working hard to ensure continued rigor and integrity of our SPQA programs. The impact on our…

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Education & Training

EDUCATION Overview – Baldrige Excellence Framework & SPQA: An SPQA ambassador will provide a    1-hour overview of the use of the Framework, and how SPQA may help your organization begin or expand its efforts toward organizational excellence.  Sessions are schedule at the convenience of the host organization. We request 10-day advance notice to schedule…

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Workshops, coming soon!

Baldrige Excellence Framework Workshops: These sessions provide an introduction to the Baldrige Excellence Framework, concepts and Criteria.  Using the Case Study of a fictitious organization, the training includes large group discussion, and small group exercises to help participants learn or expand their understanding of the Criteria and how it may assist their individual or organizational…

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Pathways to Excellence

SPQA is now offering Pathways to Excellence! We’ve created four pathways in which our team can interact with your organization in order to create a platform for success. Our goal is to promote continual improvement strategies and to provide training, mentoring and recognition to organizations in pursuit of performance excellence. TIER 1: INTEREST Level Target…

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PMS 312 wins 2019 Award

Captain Charles Ehnes accepted the 2019 SPQA Progress In Performance Excellence Award on behalf of the PMS 312 In-Service Aircraft Carrier Program.  PMS 312 is part of the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office (PEO) for Aircraft Carriers, under the direction of Naval Sea Systems Command.  The Congressional mandate to maintain a fleet of 11 aircraft carriers…

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Programs, Services and Costs

Is your organization seeking more effective and efficient ways to achieve excellent results? SPQA can help. SPQA is affiliated with the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) and conducts training and workshops on the Baldrige Criteria and Framework to help organizations in their improvement efforts. The Baldrige Framework is used by organizations of all sizes,…

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Award Winners since Beginning of SPQA

Congratulations to the recipients of our SPQA Award! Organizations have been applying for the Senate Productivity and Quality Award since 1983. Recognition and feedback are given to all applicants. Recipients of the Medallion Award — our top award — are those exceptional organizations that have demonstrated best practices and superior achievement of results across all…

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